Saturday, December 18, 2021

Eve Babitz


I didn't know Eve Babitz that well. I only met her a few times, and always in the landscape of either an opening at a gallery or a party with or for artists. Her non-fiction books are recommended, especially if the reader has an interest in Southern California culture. Eve's personality in those days was delightful and very funny. I remember talking to her after my dad died, and she knew Wallace. We were at a party and at first, she took a liking to me. But as the minutes go by I can see her interest in me or our conversation should end as soon as possible. What struck me at that moment was her honesty as her mood changed from seduction to boredom. That was the last time I saw her, and reading about her burn incident as well as being lured in by the Right-Wing world was depressing news. Hearing of her passing is also equally depressing. There are spirits you want to live forever, and alas, they can't in the physical sense. But we do have her books published by NYRB, and that can last forever.

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Karappo City Blues

"Karappo City Blues" directed by Kevin Sukho Lee. Starring Lun*na Menoh. Super 8mm film, edited in the camera, and with a fight scene plus music by Lun*na. It's a perfect short film. You can see it here on YouTube: Karappo City Blues

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

BOOK MUSIK NO. 58- The History of Bones: A Memoir by John Lurie


Book Musik 058 – The History of Bones: A Memoir by John Lurie

Tosh and Kimley discuss The History of Bones: A Memoir by John LurieTosh and Kimley discuss The History of Bones: A Memoir by John Lurie. Lurie is a multi-hyphenate talent: musician-composer-actor-painter and now book-writer. Initially making his mark as the bandleader for downtown New York group, The Lounge Lizards, he quickly went on to establish himself as an actor in several films. He created and starred in the enigmatic, must-see TV show Fishing with John and the more recent Painting with John. He’s toured the world, composed several film scores, and has even done some modeling. And all along, he’s also managed to keep up a serious painting practice. Is there anything this man can’t do? Tosh and Kimley have some varying thoughts on this…

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Theme music: “Behind Our Efforts, Let There Be Found Our Efforts” by LG17